You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Associate Legal Counsel, Manager


**What you will do**

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be the second member of a legal team managing day-to-day legal matters, strategies and tactics associated with Amgen’s operations in Canada. This dynamic position will provide broad legal support services to Amgen Canada’s commercial, medical, regulatory and related business functions in a fast-moving and collaborative environment.

Work is in a FlexSpace environment which is predominantly home-based with flexibility to attend the Mississauga office to meet the needs of the business.



+ Interpreting Canadian law and regulations (e.g. industry codes)

+ Advising on complex legal issues in multiple fields, including commercial, healthcare compliance, value & access

+ Research, drafting and providing legal risk assessments

+ Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of agreements, including commercial, product listing and healthcare contracts

+ Reviewing promotional and non-promotional materials

+ Development/updating of legal training, contract templates and guidance

+ Support on other matters, e.g. to local data privacy officer and corporate administration

+ Support the continuous improvement of legal processes to promote efficiency


+ Able to provide sound legal advice with pragmatic commercial insight in line with Canadian legislation and case law and remain up to date with relevant legal changes

+ Able to apply findings to different situations, adapt and suggest overall improvements to processes

+ Able to work independently with some supervision, taking ownership for advice provided

+ Sound individual contributor who is valued by clients by providing legal advice focused on achieving business objectives


**What we expect of you**

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is an individual with these qualifications.

**Basic Qualifications:**

Licensed lawyer practicing in Ontario, member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada or qualified to practice law by a provincial bar association in Canada

Law degree from a recognized law school

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ 3-5 years of law practice at a top law firm and/or experience working in a legal department of a company in a regulated industry

+ Experience/knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and legal environment, including review of promotional and non-promotional materials, healthcare compliance issues and product commercialization

+ Understanding of Amgen business, including company goals and business priorities

+ Consistent track record of ethical judgement/behavior, maturity, strategic planning, problem solving and decision-making

+ Ability to work independently and with cross functional teams in a highly matrixed organization

+ Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate, to develop strong relationships across all levels of the organization, to manage client expectations

+ A positive attitude, strong commitment to ethical conduct, collaboration and creativity, awareness of cultural diversity

+ Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities while remaining self-aware of one’s own limits and knowing when to raise matters/reach out for support

+ Proactive “self-starter” who is capable of taking a role within projects to drive clear and timely outcomes

+ A pragmatic ability to balance ideal legal outcomes with the reality of commercial goals


**What you can expect of us**

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

+ Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

+ A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

+ Stock-based long-term incentives

+ Award-winning time-off plans and annual company-wide shutdowns

+ Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

**Apply now**

**for a career that defies imagination**

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.


Join Us

If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancers, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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